Han Mi Martial Arts opened in Damascus in 2012, with the goal of using martial arts training to build strong bodies, sharp minds, and tenacious spirits.


We use innovative methods to teach internationally-accepted martial arts programs, and that means our students learn more and stay motivated for the long-term!


Teach you effective methods of self defense and sport


Help you to use martial arts study to improve your physical health

Help you find your passion and tenacity

Guide you through your challenges to success

See you through every step of your martial arts journey


Matthew Thompson

Master Instructor, Founder

Master Thompson has been passionately guiding students to excellence in martial arts since 1999.


His qualifications include a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a 4th degree black belt in Hapkido, a blue belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu, and a black sash in Tai Chi. He's a Gracie certified instructor under Rener & Ryron Gracie, and has a Master Instructor license from Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea.

Kayla Armstrong

Program Director/Manager

Ms. Kayla handles the business administration of the school, in addition to organizing various events.

She has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido and 6 years of teaching experience.

Mike McFarland

Master Instructor

Jillian Melnik


Mike Brenner


Master McFarland has a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo and 2nd degree in Hapkido. He runs a satellite program in Montgomery Village.

Miss Jillian is a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo.

David Lee


Maryellen Friend

Customer Service

Sophie Kenney

Customer Service

Mr. David is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, and a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor.

Mr Mike is a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo.


10 Day Free Trial

10 Calendar Days to Try our Programs

If you're not sure which program is right for you, give us a call and we'll be happy to help you:

We teach self-defense and martial arts to adults, teens, and children from Damascus, Clarksburg, Ijamsville, Laytonsville, New Market, Mt Airy, Germantown, Urbana, and other parts of upper Montgomery and lower Frederick County, MD.


We will help you or child to learn to defend yourself, get fit, gain confidence, and have a blast. You’ll also join an amazingly supportive community of other students and families. Get started exploring our programs today!


Monday - Thursday

5:00PM - 9:00PM


5:00PM - 8:00PM



9:00AM - 3:00PM


Han Mi Martial Arts

9899 Main St

Damascus, MD 20872



(301) 253-4726

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